After first becoming interested in talk therapy as a 16 year old volunteer in a hospital, I discovered how rewarding it was to help take patient's minds off their problems.
These were mostly physical ailments and yet just by talking and listening, I found that patients needed less pain control medication.
After a successful career in construction management this original interest prompted me to train in Hypnosis in the late 1990’s and take the plunge to work as a professional hypnotherapist.
My commitment to ethical practice and ongoing personal development was soon recognised and I was invited to take up the post of Director Of Development within The National Council For Hypnotherapy and Chair of The National Society Of Hypnosis And Psychotherapy.
My original training was with The Essex Institute of Clinical Hypnosis and I have further developed my skills with various other training organisations including A Self Hypnosis Instructors Course, Hypnosis For Birthing, National Guild Certified Instructors Course, Hypnosis For Weight Loss Specialist Certification, The HPD which is the National Diploma in Hypnotherapy, which is the nationally recognised qualification, equivalent to NVQ Level 4 and is accredited through NCFE.
I also hold a diploma in Hypno-Psychotherapy through the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy. This has UKCP accreditation and is an advanced practitioner's course enabling me to deal with issues outside of basic Hypnotherapists skill base.
Aside from my one-to-one work I also produce what has now been known as The Most Successful Self-Help Podcast in the UK
A free audio programme for the public to learn more about how to be ‘the best they can be’ and is a wonderful compliment to those currently undergoing Counselling or Hypnotherapy.
My other passion in life is theatre, and I am currently the Chair of Bedworth Theatre Company
of which I have been member since 2003 and regularly perform on stage with them.